Deborah Slabeck Baker

American Made Since 2006

Deborah Baker

Chicago, Illinois
I am a fine artist working in hand embroidery.
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Tell us about your business.

I started making embroidered drawings about 8 years ago. I hadn't made any Art in over 25 years. My children were gone and I had no studio space. Embroidery allowed me to work anywhere. All I needed was fabric, needle and thread.

Tell us about your workspace, shop, or studio.

I can work anywhere. Just pack up fabric, needle and thread.

What inspires you?

Most of my work is narrative and semi autobiographical. Often about love and relationships. Usually involving text and wordplay.

What makes your business stand out?

I am the only one who does what I do.

What advice would you give an aspiring creative entrepreneur?

Don't stop.

What does American Made mean to you?

Anything made in America.

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